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Old 09-19-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
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Lightbulb ESXI Install failed! Please help

I just purchaser parts from Micro Center for strong desktop. asus mother board, Intel I7 3550. Two hard drives. Intel solid state and SeaGate 2 T. I installed Windows 7 on Solid state.
I want to partition Seagate drive in two and install ESXI 5.0 on it. When i boot into my flash drive that has ESXI Iso, non of my drives are being recognized. Therefor i can't install ESXI. I tried formatting Seagate, i divided into two partitions one ntfs, one unalocated space. It just does not recognize the drive no matter what.
However the ISO file is located on a USB stick that is 60 gigs. Today ESXI recognized the space and i was able to install ESXI on my flash drive. Which of course if the worst solution but i wanted to test things out.
Any suggestion what i can do here? I went out and bought a brand new Seagate and tried seing if ESXI would recognized fresh new drive. No result.
Any ideas?

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Old 09-19-2012, 12:10 PM   #2
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Is the drive set for AHCI in BIOS? Obviously windows and the motherboard see the drive since you have partitioned and formatted it. The problem therefore likely lies with ESXI. I suggest asking VMWare since ESXI is their product.


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